Tottenham Hotspur face a daunting trip to Barcelona in the final round of Champions League group stage matches on Tuesday evening, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men know that if they can match or better Inter Milan’s result with PSV Eindhoven then they can join already qualified Barcelona in the knockout stages and their Champions League Odds will shorten with the bookmakers.
|Tuesday – 8.00pm||Odds||Tips|
|Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur|
| Barcelona to score in both halves
|Barcelona to score 3+ goals||23/10||
|Barcelona to win 3-1||14/1||
Odds correct as of 3rd Dec, 11:10 Odds subject to change.
Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur Match Preview
Beaten on 4-2 at Wembley in October, Tottenham Hotspur will face a tough test against the classy Spanish giants at the Camp Nou, but Pochettino’s men are buoyed by the fact that Barcelona have already secured top spot in Group B, so it could mean that they elect to rest some key players and that will give Spurs a genuine chance of collecting all three points.
The bookmakers have certainly taken that thought into consideration as Barcelona are as big as 11/10 with BetVictor, while Spurs are as skinny as 11/5 with William Hill to pick up a surprise win in what could turn into an entertaining contest with some fresh Barcelona talent aiming to sparkle on the big stage with Spurs desperate for the victory.
Spurs showed when beating Chelsea 3-1 that on their day they can beat the best, but they also showed a weak backbone when trounced 4-2 by Arsenal in the north London derby, and while they are sure to be up for this clash it could be the more technically gifted Barcelona side that can prevail, and the odds-against is a great bet for a side that are sure to be challenge for top European honours this season.
After they shared six goals out in their last clash it’s no surprise to see the 1/2 on offer with Ladbrokes for there to be over 2.5 goals in the match and this could be a contest awash with goalmouth action again. Spurs’ leaky defence could see Barcelona blossom and the 6/4 with William Hill for Barca to score in both halves looks a cracking bet, while the 23/10 with Coral for the hosts to score three or more goals is another eye-catching bet.
With Inter likely to edge out PSV in the other group match then that could force Spurs to chase the game, which could ultimately leave gaps in the defence, so the correct score market is worth taking a look at and the 14/1 with Ladbrokes for Barcelona to win 3-1 is another eye-catching selection in an intriguing contest.
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